What are your hopes / guesses for the Switch successor launch titles?


Apr 17, 2018
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Now that the Nintendo Direct focusing on the rest of 2024 and possibly the rest of the Nintendo Switch lifespan has been released, what are your hopes and guesses for what games could be released alongside the Nintendo Switch successor?

The Nintendo Switch was released on March 3, 2017. Below is Polygon's list of everything that came out on Day 1, and within the launch window (same year).

I remember having The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild before the Switch itself. I bought the game thinking I'd get my hands on a switch quickly. Although it took me nearly a month and calling/driving all over the place to finally acquire it.

Do you think any of these games could see a sequel with the Switch sequel? Which of these games did you get? Do you expect/hope the launch titles for the successor is stronger than this lineup?


  • 1-2-Switch
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Skylanders Imaginators
  • Just Dance 2017
  • Super Bomberman R
  • I Am Setsuna
  • World of Goo
  • Little Inferno
  • Human Resource Machine
  • Snipperclips - Cut it out, together!
  • Fast RMX
  • Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment
  • Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove


  • Blaster Master Zero (March 9)
  • The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ (March 2017)
  • Pocket Rumble (March 2017)
  • Has Been Heroes (March 2017)
  • Snake Pass (March 28)
  • Graceful Explosion Machine (April 2017)
  • Mr. Shifty (April 2017)
  • Shakedown Hawaii (April 2017)
  • Puyo Puyo Tetris (April 25)
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (April 28)
  • Arms (spring 2017)
  • Disgaea 5 Complete (spring 2017)
  • Lego City Undercover (spring 2017)
  • Rime (spring 2017)
  • Thumper (spring 2017)
  • TumbleSeed (spring 2017)
  • Sonic Mania (spring 2017)
  • Dandara (summer 2017)
  • Splatoon 2 (summer 2017)
  • Stardew Valley (summer 2017)
  • SteamWorld Dig 2 (summer 2017)
  • NBA 2K18 (September 2017)
  • The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim (fall 2017)
  • Runner3 (fall 2017)
  • Super Mario Odyssey (holiday 2017)
  • Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 (2017)
  • The Escapists 2 (2017)
  • FIFA 18 (2017)
  • Farming Simulator (2017)
  • Gonner (2017)
  • The Jackbox Party Pack 3 (2017)
  • Kingdom: Two Crowns (2017)
  • Minecraft (2017)
  • Minecraft: Story Mode - The Complete Adventure (2017)
  • Project Sonic (2017)
  • Overcooked: Special Edition (2017)
  • Rayman Legends Definitive Edition (2017)
  • Steep (2017)
  • Syberia 3 (2017)
  • Ultra Street Fighter 2: The Final Challengers (2017)
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (2017)
  • Yooka-Laylee (2017)
  • Wargroove (2017)
  • Flipping Death (2017)
  • TowerFall Ascension (2017)
  • Celeste (2017)
  • Perception (2017)
  • Rogue Trooper Redux (2017)
  • Pankapu (2017)
  • Treasurenauts (2017)
  • Mutant Mudds (2017)
  • Hollow Knight (2017)
  • Ultimate Chicken Horse (2017)
  • NBA Playgrounds (2017)
  • Enter the Gungeon (2017)
  • Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap (2017)
  • Cave Story (2017)
  • 1001 Spikes (2017)
  • Zombie Vikings (2017)
  • NeuroVoider (2017)
  • Redout (2017)
  • Space Dave (2017)
  • Terraria (2017)
  • Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom (2017)
  • Away: Journey to the Unexpected (2017)
  • The Next Penelope (2017)
  • Battle Chef Brigade (2017)
  • State of Mind (2017)
  • Portal Knights (2017)
  • Ittle Dew 2 (2017)
  • Hover: Revolt of Gamers (2017)
  • ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove (2017)
  • Su and the Quest for Meaning (2017)
  • The Fall Part 2: Unbound (2017)
  • Unbox: Newbie’s Adventure (2017)
  • Splasher (2017)
  • Rive (2017)
  • Duck Game (2017)
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I'm not good at this.

However I would guess a new Mario game at launch with a new smash brothers game following within a year. (ultimate will likely be around 7 years old when the next console releases).

I don't expect Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. It'll probably be a new game entirely. Unless they suddenly break tradition, it's been one Mario Kart game per console so far.
I would love to see The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD/ Twilight Princess HD finally ported at some point.

I'd also love to see the following games:
  • Fire Emblem Awakening Port
  • Xenoblade Chronicles X
  • New Fire Emblem game in general
  • Astral Chain 2
  • Chrono Trigger
  • New 3D Zelda
  • Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky Remake
  • Kirby Planet Robobot sequel
i’m holding out hope that the alleged fe4 remake will launch after the switch two comes out. i also assume that the next kirby game is being pushed out to release around that time.

in THEORY i would love a xenonlade x port on there but i don’t have much faith.
I don't really have any hopes for possible games, nor do I want to try and predict too much at this point, but I feel like this is a fairly safe list of noteworthy games I'd expect to come out at launch or within the first year:
  • Mario Kart 9
    • This feels like a highly likely launch title for the Switch's successor, given how MK8D has dominated the sales charts for the Switch and a new Mario Kart game is long overdue at this point.
  • A new IP of some kind
    • Given Nintendo's track record for doing this recently (Wii Sports, Nintendo Land, 1-2-Switch), this makes sense as another launch title.
  • Metroid Prime 4: Beyond
  • Pokemon Legends Z-A
    • I think given that both MP4 and Legends Z-A are 2025 release dates, I could see them being cross-gen launch games to help get more of Nintendo's franchises onto the system early and thus boost sales, similar to how both Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess and Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild were cross-gen launch games.
  • A new 3D Super Mario game
    • It won't be a launch title, but it feels like a safe bet we'll get a new one for the Switch's successor at some point in 2025, given Nintendo's track record with Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, Super Mario Galaxy, and Super Mario Odyssey.
My thoughts would be any of the following as release games:

Mario Kart
Splatoon 4
Pokemon Legends ZA (dependent on when the console releases)

My dream release game would obviously be a new animal crossing though..

My only REAL want for the succesor is e-shop and home screen music to come back 😭
Just guesses
Metroid Prime 4 Switch 2 edition
New Mario Kart
Party Animals
COD game
Tekken 8
Elden Ring
Baldur's Gate 3
I would love a new Mario Kart. It's now been over ten years since the last Mario Kart game (mobile and port aside). However, the burst of DLC that MK8 Deluxe got on the Switch certainly made it feel alive.